Saturday, May 23, 2009

Err, a connection with Ministerial Sleaze?


I didn't realise the Director of CaFOD got that much.
sorry the link didn't work earlier

9 comments:

Elizabeth from Sussex said...

The link seems to be broken Father.

Father John Boyle said...

The link seems to be broken.

Patricius said...

How much? I just get "Error 404" on that link

Henry said...

The link does not work.

I.P. said...

Thank God for politicians such as Anne Widdecombe, Ian Duncan Smith, and Frank Field all of whom have clean records. In addition to the knaves, the Telegraph also publishes an occasionasl list of the virtuous. They include Catholics, Anglicans, and Secularists.

Riccardo said...

I think he is paid almost £80k. I nearly fell of my chair when I realised it was that much, and rent free accommodation in London too. I think I will send any future donation directly to Cardinal Cordes at Cor Unum, rather than pay this fellow's inflated salary.

PP said...

Hmm. Yet again the vile stench of corruption assails the nostrils.


More worrying is:
"Mr Goggins sat on the board of Cafod until June 2003 and was Charities Minister in 2005-06, when the size of Cafod’s government grant rose by nearly a third to £5.7 million. It dropped by a fifth the following year when Mr Goggins moved to the Northern Ireland Office but he said yesterday that he had no role in the funding of Cafod, which dealt primarily with the Department for International Development." (DT article 23 May)


The millions in government grants might account for the ambiguity of cafod's stance re condoms and AIDS prevention.

Time they came clean on this and time they were thoroughly investigated by the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.

epsilon said...

That does it! - I was in two minds about my Cafod dd all along as I didn't want the recipients to lose out because of Cafod's ambivalence re condoms - I've cancelled it now - it'll go to the Church in Need instead (hope they're not fiddling!)

Thomasso said...

It never ceases to amaze me that Catholics are gullible enough to give money to the, somewhat oxymoronically named, CAFOD.

Give to Aid to the Church in Need, or the Good Counsel Network instead - at least you can be sure it will be used for wholly Catholic purposes.